YouTube screenshot of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, goateed and wearing reading glasses perched on the bridge of his nose, decorating a wedding cake with a paintbrush

In December the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that is likely to have long-lasting implications on how future federal courts will interpret the First Amendment’s provision that protects religious freedom. Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights…

color photo of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee astride his horse, Traveler

Attempting to squelch the free-speech rights of others can prove disastrous. Just ask the City of Charlottesville, Virginia. A 207-page independent report, commissioned by the Charlottesville City Council and completed on November 24, reveals the march of folly that preceded…

YouTube screenshot of Virginia congressman Bob Goodlatte in suit and tie, presiding over a December 12, 2017, House Judiciary Committee meeting to amend a bill intended to combat sex trafficking

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, took aim Tuesday at the world’s oldest profession, adding yet another legislative proposal to address a problem that is largely overhyped: online sex trafficking. Goodlatte’s remarks came during…

video screenshot of six students holding signs and protesting in a college lecture hall, while others -- including the visiting speaker -- look on.

If Saturday Night Live were to do a cold open lampooning today’s crop of campus radicals and their intolerance for First Amendment-friendly campus speech, it might look something like the disruption that greeted Jonathan Zimmerman before his December 1 lecture at Western Washington University,…